There’s so much to do this Summer in and around Skipton…
If you’re thinking of visit Skipton then you should coincide your stay with one of these great events.
You’ll find everything from local theatre to mind bending digital art as well as great activities for kids and families. Although you might not believe it at first, there’s also a vibrant night life to be discovered in Skipton, with Venue Sport & Music Bar providing some great entertainment late into the night.
Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival 2017, Funkirk Farm
22nd July – 23rd July/9am-7pm
With an all-star chef lineup including TV’s James Martin and John Torode, there’ll be over 300 different food traders at this year’s Festival on Funkirk Farm. There’s not just food on offer here though, there’s a vintage funfair for kids and adults as well as live music and local chefs who are eager to share their tricks of the trade.
Great Expectations, Skipton Town Hall
From humble beginnings to the giddy heights of upper class society, Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is a timeless classic that has endured throughout the centuries. Quantum Theatre are touring a four-man production of this immersive, dramatic story and with tickets only costing £7.50, it’s well worth the ticket price!
John Bowdler’s Tea Dance, Skipton Town Hall
Organ fans and dancer unite! John Bowdler has been a resident organ player at Blackpool Tower for 30 years, playing upbeat tunes for ballroom dancers and organ enthusiasts alike. John will be gracing the Town Hall for three dates this year with the first happening this Summer. Expect to find a busy dance hall and don’t forget to bring your tap shoes…
Garth, Earl Raff & Danny Gerrard, Venue Sports & Music Bar
If you’d rather be dancing along to something a bit more modern, then you’ll want to head on down to Venue Sports & Music Bar where some of the hottest names in Techno and Soulful House will be descending this Summer.
Earl Raff & Danny Gerrard, two Liverpool based DJs will be making the journey to play back to back sets with local boy Garth into the early hours of the morning.
New Light: Illuminating Artefacts, Craven Exhibition Gallery
Open until the 31st July/10am-4pm
Digital Artist Paul Miller explores themes of interpretation whilst making use of the local museum’s vast range of artefacts, all pulled from the local area. Get a new perspective on the ancient and historical at any time during the day, you can find the Exhibition Gallery on the ground floor of Skipton Hall.